What is the Crowd?
The Crowd is a new community idea where people like you to tell us your ideas for changes in your community that will make it a healthier and happier place to live.
We then get all your ideas together and ask you, the Crowd, to choose which ones you would like our help to make happen. All ideas are welcome, big or small!
What sort of ideas could we help with?
Maybe you have a great idea to improve your park or street but need some volunteers to make it happen?
Well, tell the Crowd and ask for some volunteers and help to access funding…
So, come along and join the crowd to share your ideas or click on the link below to sign up now!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CROWD, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
British Cycling are looking for volunteers for a number of key roles – could you be one of them?
We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to get involved at HSBC UK Let’s Ride Birmingham this year and help us make each event an unforgettable experience for the thousands of people taking part.
Volunteers will be a crucial part of each day, supporting our team to make the events shine and ensure everyone has a great time.
We’re not offering monetary rewards, but in exchange for your time we’ll give you some basic training, something to wear, and provide support on the day to ensure you have a great time too!
If you’re over 18, enjoy the buzz of a big event, and are willing to give up your own time to get involved, there are a limited number of roles available at each HSBC UK City Ride, including:
- Route marshals: lend some encouragement and support to riders along the route and point them in the right direction.
- Hub hosts: offer a friendly welcome at the main event hubs, hand out giveaways and support the family activities.
- Riders: get out on your bike and ride alongside the public, provide encouragement, spot any issues along the way and link with our support crew.
Register now to get involved!
Some Interesting things you told us in the Spring 2016 Wellbeing Survey
Health and happiness
Around 30% of people said they don’t feel that healthy and that they’re not that happy.
However, when we looked at the relationship between happy people and healthy people, we found that 84% of those who said they felt healthy also said they were happy.
So it looks like if you want to be happier being healthier may help and doing any sort of physical activity will help you be healthier,
When we looked at the relationship between happy people and the activity they actually do there were some clear winners!
- 1st Walking the dog or Group Fitness Classes
- 2nd Playing with children or swimming
- 3rd Running or gardening
The good news is that 60% of everyone we spoke to said they want to do more physical exercise – which is great!
When asked what they’d like to do, some clear favourites emerged:
- 16% go for a swim
- 12% go to the gym, attend a fitness session or group class
- 11% go for a walk
- 10% go cycling
- 9% have a dance
- 7% go for a run or jog
Use of parks
Many of these activities you can do yourself in your local park and it looks like using your local park has a very positive link with your health and happiness.
- 41% of panellists who use parks rate their health as good or very good vs only 25% for those who don’t use parks
- 26% of those who use parks are very happy (score 9 or 10 for happiness rating) vs 17% from those who don’t use parks
So if you want to stay healthy and feel good why not visit your local park or Wellbeing Centre where we offer access to facilities and sessions free of charge as part of the Be Active scheme. Please follow the links below.
Are you looking for help and support for your free activity day? We may be able to help
Please see available time slots below and the application form at the bottom of the page
Outdoor Offer – request for support form TAWS
Get Together…..Feel Better…..Run Birmingham
Come along and join in – every one is welcome
2km or 5km run, jog or walk ideal for all ages and abilities – FREE weekly activity.
Wednesday’s 9.30 – 10.30am at Aston Park, Trinity Road, Aston. B6 6JD
For more information please contact us:
To register for your free wrist band for Great Local Runs please visit www.grearrunlocal.org/register
Meet at the play area Farnborough Fields
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear—bring a drink!